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Home Shows in Time for Spring Cleaning

Published on: February 20, 2020


Spring inspires many to get rid of items cluttering their lives. The spring cleaning ritual coincides with spring home & garden shows offering fresh ideas and designer trends, along with resources to make them happen.

One of the most interesting housing trends in California this year–the result of Assembly Bills 68 and 881 passed in 2019 and taking effect Jan.1, 2020–requires every local government in California to follow a new regulatory framework for ADUs (granny flats). It allows for one freestanding ADU and a junior ADU created within the square footage of the existing house on most single-family lots. Also, cities must fast-track, 60-day approvals for ADUs with no minimum lot size requirements and a maximum 4-foot setback from property lines. And, local governments cannot impose impact fees on ADUs under 750 square feet.

An event next week in Los Angeles, Granny Flats 101, helps homeowners cut through the red tape to build these units. It is but one of dozens of home & garden shows reflecting current trends.

Home Shows

  • Bakersfield Home and Garden Spring Show Feb.21-23, 2020
  • OC Home & Garden Show Feb.21-23
  • The Inspired Home, Garden & Gourmet Expo of Paso Robles Feb.22-23
  • San Jose Spring Home Show¬†Feb.22-23
  • Santa Barbara Home & Garden Show Feb.22-23
  • Modesto Spring Home Improvement Show Feb.28-March 1
  • Los Angeles Granny Flats 101 Feb.29
  • Tiny Homes Fest Feb.29-Mar.1 at Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • San Mateo Home Show Feb.29-Mar.1

Decorating Trends 2020

  • Olive trees
  • Navy cabinets, non-white kitchens
  • Vintage, canopy beds, floral wallpaper, free standing tubs
  • Curved sofas
  • Sustainable

Color Trends

  • Icy blue mix
  • Smoky purple and neutrals
  • Chocolate brown, cinnamon, and tan
  • Toasted walnut, silver, and cream
  • Silver gray and iron red
  • Mulled wine shades
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